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Experience Your Own

Starry Nights

Our guests experience the most amazing moments under the beautiful clear skies over the Steens Mountains. 


This Is Our Story

Is it the stars or the Steens? Is it the distance from town or the old dirt road?

Maybe it’s the flash from the past or the wide-open space. At Alvord Hot Springs, we feel it’s a combination of all of these things that makes us unique. When you visit this family-owned hot springs, we do our best to make you feel like you’re apart of our family and the traditions we thrive to maintain.

Alvord Hot Springs is privately owned by the Davis family. We host twin concrete pools dating back to the 1940s, but modernized over the years. The hot springs have on-site caretakers, a small store/reception center, restrooms, bunkhouses and campsites.

The pools are near the East base of the Steens Mountains, one mile below the summit at the edge of the Alvord Desert. The water comes out of the ground at 170 degrees and cools when mixed with the soaking pools. Overnight guests can use the pool at any hour, while day-use visitors are welcome during normal business hours.

Our main goal at Alvord Hot Springs is to keep a modest profile while still being able to provide impeccable services. Whether it’s the stars, the soak, the open space, or the seemingly unpopulated area that guests come here for, we aim to facilitate unmatched & authentic experiences .


We always appreciate phone calls and we love word of mouth, as opposed to advertisements and billboard signs. We know change is inevitable, but we strive to maintain some old ways. We like people to enjoy themselves without all of today’s technological advances. We attempt to provide that low key, get-out-of-town feel where guests can feel safe and at one with the awe-spiring land we fell in love with.

About Us


Bunkhouses and Campsites are available for overnight guests. We can also accommodate Recreation Vehicles of all types, although no RV hookups are available. Reservations are highly recommended. Seasonally, a 2 or 3-day minimum may apply. In order to make a reservation, please call us at (541) 589-2282. Cancellation fee will apply!

 Ask about our Local Alvord Ranch Beef! Guests have the option to add steaks and/or burgers to their reservation and cook them ‘Cowboy Style’ on one of our custom ranch grills to enhance your stay. We highly recommend it. For a full list of Amenities, please see below. 


Elevate your experience at Alvord Hot Springs and reserve one of our awesome Bunkhouses! These fill up quickly, so make your reservation today. ​

  • Accommodates up to 4 people 

  • Children 12 and under are free

  • Pets are welcome* 

  • Outdoor picnic table & fire ring 

  • Soaking is included with your stay

  • Included Amenities: Beds, Electrical Outlet, Light & Heat

  • Guests must provide linens!

*Please see HERE for our Pet Agreement

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We have campsites located close to the hot springs as well as throughout the property, allowing for a variety of settings to suit your needs. 

  • Accommodates multiple adults 

  • Children 12 and under are free

  • Pets are welcome* 

  • Most include outdoor picnic table & fire ring 

  • Soaking is included with your stay

  • Variety of locations available

  • Can accommodate RVs, but no hook-ups!

*Please see HERE for our Pet Agreement



In addition to the magnificent natural wonders that Alvord Hot Springs provides, we have the following amazing amenities available for both our overnight guests as well as our day-use visitors. For reservations or for any questions you may have, please call us at (541) 589-2282

  • Locally sourced Alvord Ranch Beef: Guests have the option to add steaks and/or burgers to their reservation and cook them ‘Cowboy Style’ on one of our custom ranch grills. We highly recommend it!

  • Hunting licenses available: If you or one of your patrons in your party are in need of hunting licenses, they are available for purchase at our General Store. 

  • General Store: We are happy to provide a variety of beverages including beer & wine, snacks, bags of ice, Alvord Ranch beef, bath towels, clothing & souvenirs, propane and miscellaneous necessities. 

Alvord Beef

Alvord Beef

We are proud to offer our guests locally sourced beef from Alvord Ranch Beef. Guests have the option
to add steaks and/or burgers to their reservation and cook them ‘Cowboy Style’ on one of our custom ranch grills. We highly recommend it!

To view what's available and on the menu, please click HERE for our Beef BrochureFor additional information about enhancing your stay with Alvord Ranch Beef, please contact us using the links below! 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weather like?

The Alvord Desert can have variable weather conditions that are hard to predict from day-to-day. Please feel free to check the closest weather forecast here:

Also, take a look at our aerials HERE and our live cameras HERE. 


Can I have a campfire?

Our bunkhouses and most of our campsites have fire rings. We also have firewood for sale at our General Store. Please check here for fire restrictions:


Can I camp on the lake bed/desert?

Yes! We have a private desert road leading out to the lake bed, allowing our guests to come and go as they please.  We ask that you check in at Alvord Hot Springs for the gate code and information on how to camp safely on the lake bed without disturbing the fragile environment.

*Weather conditions may prevent camping on the lake bed. 

Can I drive on the lake bed/desert?

Driving on the dry lake bed is a popular activity in the Alvord Desert. Guests are advised to avoid the hot spring creek drainage and other wet areas as it is easy to get stuck in the mud.

Are there hiking trails nearby?

Pike Creek Trail is just 2 miles from the Alvord Hot Springs. Guests wanting to drive up to the trailhead must check in at the office for a Wilderness Day Pass. The hike is 5.6 miles out and back and winds up into a box canyon along a small creek, with panoramic views of the mountains and desert.

Where is the nearest gas/groceries?

Burns, Oregon is the closest full-service town to the Alvord Desert. Visitors are advised to fill up on gas and supplies.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at Alvord Hot Springs. Please keep your pets on a leash and pick up after them. Please read the Pet Agreement HERE

How is the road?

East Steens Road (Fields-Denio Road) is a mostly unpaved, county maintained gravel road. Please call for current road conditions at 541-589-2282.